Culture and Traveler's Guide
The Crescent City has something for everyone: jazz, outdoor cafes, fine restaurants
and museums. There are carriage tours of the French Quarter, streetcar rides in
the Garden District and riverfront areas, and riverboat cruises on the mighty Mississippi.
The city also offers boating on Lake Pontchartrain, historic homes and courtyards,
an internationally renowned zoo and aquarium, and a variety of night clubs, galleries,
wax and art museums, shopping and the excitement of casino gaming.
Mardi Gras, the area's most famous festival,
brings two weeks of parades and balls in the early spring. The Carnival season is
followed by the Spring Fiesta, the Jazz & Heritage Festival, the French Quarter
Festival, La Fete, Bastille Day, New
Orleans Food Festival and many more! The Superdome holds major sporting events and
is a frequent host of the Super Bowl.
For more information, contact:
New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Louisiana Office of Tourism.
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